THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION

kkIT’S TIME FOR AN AUSTRALIAN INQUIRY INTO THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION

We are calling on the Prime Minister of Australia to conduct a full and detailed public inquiry preferably a Royal Commission into the forced removal of children from parents by State and Territory authorities and the forced adoption of some of these children.

THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION are the children forcibly removed by authorities from their families since the era of the “Forgotten Australians” ended in the late 1980’s to the current day by the discretionary term “in the best interests of the child

Our purpose is to:

Show the impact on victims of Forced Removal.

Bring an end to the NEW STOLEN GENERATION for the inhumane atrocities the States and Territory’s of Australia have and are perpetrating on children and their families.

Prosecute those professionals found guilty of criminal misconduct such as perjury, falsification of records, and tampering with evidence.

Have all those responsible for the destruction of human dignity and disintegration of family units of those affected by their actions made accountable.

This Impact Statement is aimed at victims directly affected by the Australian Social Services, Care Courts and Family Courts who act in secrecy. It is for the sole purpose of preparing evidence for a case to be submitted to the Prime Minister, National Senate and House of Representatives to call for the Australian Government to hold a full inquiry to bring an end to The New Stolen Generation.

This evidence will be used to make restitution for the wrongful forced removal of children by the States and Territory’s, make legislative changes to prevent future exploitation of innocent children and families and facilitate immediate reunification of all victims.

If you are one of the following victims complete a Victim Impact Statement and sign this Petition:

Parent of removed child

Child in care

Adoptee or adopter

Care Leaver

Brother or sister of removed child

Grandparent of removed child

Family member or other

Who have been affected by care proceedings or forced adoptions that has resulted in a child being forcibly removed because of false allegations of:

Non-accidental injuries

Physical abuse

Health Issues – physical or mental

Medical neglect or abuse

Sexual abuse

Risk of future emotional harm

Neglect or other

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To

AUSTRALIA’S

PRIME MINISTER

NATIONAL SENATE

HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES

PLEASE

Commence a public inquiry by way of a

Royal Commission

In to

THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION

Signature of Victim: ____________________________ Date: __________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

Phone or email contact: __________________________________________________

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VICTIM’S

IMPACT STATEMENT

ON

AUSTRALIA’S FORCED REMOVAL

OF

CHILDREN

THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION

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SECTION 1

Case information

You must fill this section out.

This information helps any investigating authority know which case your Impact Statement relates to.

a) Your name: ________________________________________________________

b) Your contact details:

Are you happy for us to contact you? YES / NO

Address: ______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Contact Number: _______________________________________

Email address: __________________________________________

c) If you are not the direct (primary) victim of the care proceedings, please write the name of the primary victim below and describe your relationship to the victim.

Victims name: _____________________________________________

Your relationship with the victim: ___________________________________________

d) Please supply the name of a trusted supporter who knows you have completed this form: (he or she does not need to read your statement)

Name: ______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________

Contact Number: __________________________________

e) Nationality of victim: ___________________________________________

f) Nationality of removed child or children: __________________________________

g) Name and location of the Department that forcibly removed the child or children:

_____________________________________________________________________

h) Which type of victim best describes you? ________________________________

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i) Was the child or children removed or adopted without the consent of the parent/s?

YES / NO

Please circle outcome: ADOPTED LONG TERM CARE CHILDREN RETURNED

j) Did you ask and receive assistance from your Member of Parliament?

YES / NO NAME OF MP: ______________________________________

k) Circle the reason for care proceedings and forced removal

Non-Accidental Injury At risk of emotional harm Neglect

Physical abuse Sexual abuse Medical neglect

Physical Health issues Mental Health Issues Medical Abuse

Other – Please specify below:

Note: If you require more space to adequately answer any section please attach your own additional pages to your Victim Impact Statements.

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SECTION 2

Emotional impact of the forced removal

You can use this section to describe any short or long-term emotional impacts of the care proceedings and forced removal you have experienced, including:

Your general feelings of wellbeing, and enjoyment of life

How the care proceedings and forced removal has affected your relationships with your partner, family, friends, co-workers or professionals

Emotions and feelings related to the care proceedings and forced removal such as grief, loss, pain, anger, fear, frustration and suffering

Effects on your lifestyle and activities such as trouble sleeping, eating or working

Psychological effects of the care proceedings and forced removal, such as depression, anxiety and stress including any treatment or therapy required

Did you seek or were you offered professional help such as counseling to deal with your loss?

You may attach a medical report to this form if you think it will help understand the emotional or psychological effects the care proceedings and forced removal has had on you.

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SECTION 3

Physical impact of the care proceedings and forced removal

You can use this section to describe any short or long term physical impacts of the care proceedings and forced removal, including:

Actual injuries occurring as a result of the care proceedings and forced removal such as attempted suicide and self-harm

How the hurt and harm have affected your life such as work, sport or leisure activities

Any long term impact of hurt and harm on your life

Any medical treatment required this includes future or ongoing medical treatment

 

You may add a medical report to this form if you think it will help understand the physical impact the care proceedings and forced removal had on you.

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SECTION 4

Financial short and long term impact of the care proceedings and forced removal

This section can help you describe any financial impacts of the care proceedings and forced removal on you. This might include:

Loss of earnings because of the care proceedings and forced removal such as your reputation, how psychological, self esteem or emotional impact has affected your ability to work

Expenses caused by the care proceedings and forced removal such as legal fees, court expenses, childcare arrangements

Travel expenses because of the care proceedings and forced removal such as court appearances and attending supervised contact sessions and meetings

Medical treatment needed because of the care proceedings and forced removal such as ongoing treatment for emotional/psychological trauma from the care proceedings and forced removal

You may add copies of receipts or invoices if you think it will help understand the financial impacts of a care proceedings and forced removal on you.

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SECTION 5

More information about the long term impact of the care

proceedings and forced removal

This section helps you describe other ways the care proceedings and forced removal has affected you. For example, you may describe how your life has changed since the care proceedings and forced removal, or how you see your future.

What has been the effect on family, extended family and friends?

How have your relatives coped with their own loss with the forced removal?

Has the loss of your child or children had an effect on your relationship with your partner?

How have you been treated by family, friends and neighbors following the forced removal?

Have you had to move home or town because of your loss and why?

Have you lost your job or had to change employment?

Have you felt that you must remain in the home that you shared with your child or children?

Have you kept your child or children’s room the same or have you stored their belongings?

You can attach materials such as letters, poems, or drawings, if they help you express how the care proceedings and forced removal has affected you?

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SECTION 6

Describe your experience of direct or indirect contact with your child or children following the care proceedings and forced

removal.

This section explores what decisions social services and the court made about any contact you could have with your child or children after the forced removal.

During the care proceedings did social services ever discuss with you the possibility of some level of continuing direct contact with your child children if they came to be forcibly removed or adopted?

If so, do you have any continuing direct contact with your forcibly removed or adopted child or children? If so, how often does this occur, and what are the meetings like for you?

If you do not have any continuing direct contact with your adopted child or children, do you think that you should have been allowed to do so?

If you do not have any continuing direct contact with your child or children, how did social services manage what they call the “goodbye”? What was this experience like for you?

If you only have indirect contact (such as letter contact only), what is your experience of this?

When your child or children are older, do you expect that your contact and relationship will resume (regardless of what social services think?) Are you hopeful that this will happen?

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SECTION 7

Consider the personal circumstances of your case and describe how you believe your experience of forced removal could have been better managed.

Did Social Services keep you informed?

Did they listen to you and respond to your concerns?

Did they investigate your case adequately?

Did they work with you for a better outcome or against you?

Did they provide any support services to prevent the forced removal?

Did they tell you the truth or write truthful Affidavits?

Did they work with you in the reunification process or ignore your efforts?

Did they break any laws that you are aware of?

Have they been held accountable for any misconduct you experienced?

What would have been a better solution in your case then forced removal?

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SECTION 8

Consider the contributions of the secret Care and Family Courts process and solicitors in the forced removal of your child or children.

Describe your experience of justice in the secret courts.

Do you believe that secret courts helped or hindered your case?

Do you believe the Magistrate read your Affidavits and listened to you?

How do you feel about being prevented from speaking about your case in public, to the media and in forums?

Did your solicitor explain your legal situation clearly?

Did your solicitor provide the correct legal advice?

Do you feel your solicitor spent enough time with you and working on your case?

Did your solicitor follow your instructions?

Did you feel your solicitor really tried hard to win your case?

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SECTION 10

Statutory Declaration Form AUSTRALIA

STATUTORY DECLARATION

I, (Name) ___________________________________________________

(Address) _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

(Occupation) ______________________________________________________________________

do solemnly and sincerely declare that I make this solemn declaration by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 as amended and subject to the penalties provided by that Act for the making of false statements in statutory declarations, conscientiously believing

the statements contained in this declaration to be true in every particular.

____________________________________________

Signature of person making the declaration

Declared in Australia at …………………………………………………….. on this………………..

day of ..…………………….2013

before me,

____________________________________________________

Signature of person before whom the declaration is made

____________________________________________________

Title of person before whom the declaration is made

NOTE 1.- A person who willfully makes a false statement in a statutory declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 as amended is guilty of an offence against that Act, the punishment for which is a fine not exceeding $200 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both if the offence is prosecuted summarily, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding four years if the offence is prosecuted upon indictment.

NOTE 2.- A statutory declaration may be made before a Magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for Affidavits, a Commissioner for Declarations, a Notary Public.

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Confidentiality Policy

HOW YOUR VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT WILL BE USED:

The Victim Impact Statement will be used for:

(A) Purposes of analysis to be able to present a report to the government of Australia

outlining the damage caused by the draconian practice of forced removal.

(B) To be used as case examples to be presented to the Prime Minister and their

advising bodies as substantiating evidence of the unacceptable harm caused by

forced removals.

All information will be held in confidence in a secure environment located at the discretion of Luke’s Army.

The contact details you provide in this Victim Impact Statement for yourself and your supporter are very important. They will be used to contact you if you wish to give evidence in any potential proceedings that may arise as a result of an inquiry or Royal Commission into THE NEW STOLEN GENERATION.

CONSENT OF DATA STORAGE AND DISCLOSURE

Do you consent to this data being disclosed for the sole purposes as stated above:

1) I consent to part A and part B of the Confidentially Policy:

Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________________

OR

2) I consent to part A but NOT part B of the confidentially policy:

Signature: _______________________________ Date: ____________________

Send Completed document to: LAPVIS PO Box 2028 Bundaberg QLD 4670.

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